Dear Farmington family,
Session has made the decision to suspend services for March 15th and March 22nd. In addition, all small groups that meet at Farmington Presbyterian are suspended until at least March 29th.
There will be no Men’s Breakfast on March 20, Room in the Inn March 21-22, Presbyterian Women on March 22, Wednesday night dinner on March 25th. No committees will be meeting. No Lenten small groups that gather at the church will be meeting.
For now, FPDS will remain open. Temperatures are being taken at the doors if you come to the church during the week.
We encourage you to follow the advice of health officials to wash your hands and limit social interactions.
Worship services will be posted on our website at www.farmingtonpres.org each Sunday at 11am.
We encourage you to be connected with your Farmington family virtually on the website and also through phone calls. It is important in the midst of distancing that no one feel isolated. Session members will be calling Farmington members weekly to check in. If you are aware of a need in the congregation, please do not hesitate to call or text Rev. Rebecca at (901) 674-8000.
A Prayer for Our Time, written by a Presbyterian Mission Worker
May we who are merely inconvenienced
Remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors
Remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home
Remember those who must choose between preserving their health and making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close
Remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips
Remember those who have no safe place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of our economic market
Remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home
Remember those who have no home.
As fear grips our country
Let us choose Love.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other
Let us find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.